HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 29) — The
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that grant funding
opportunities are available to address habitat improvement and sediment
reduction projects in York and Lancaster counties.
Funding for the grant
program is being provided by Exelon Generation Company as part of its 2014
water quality certification from the state Department of Environmental
Protection to operate the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, an electric
generation facility located along the Susquehanna River in Peach Bottom
Township, York County, and Fulton and Dunmore townships, Lancaster County.
part of the agreement, Exelon will mitigate impacts to aquatic resources by
providing $100,000 per year to the PFBC for as long as the Peach Bottom
facility remains in operation.
be eligible, projects must be in York or Lancaster counties and be a habitat
improvement or a sediment reduction project. Projects may include stream
improvement, agricultural best management practices, and small dam removal
applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and must use the application form
specified in the grant application package.
applications must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2020.
round of projects is expected to be announced in September.
more information about applying for this grant program, contact Tyler Neimond,
PFBC Habitat Manager, by calling (814) 359-5185 or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
package web address: https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Documents/YorkLancaster-grant-application.doc)
PFBC Communications Director